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A 43-year-old member asked:

Could wisdom tooth extraction hurt?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Why not: Pain or discomfort will always be present so to minimize this have your extractions under general anesthesia.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Painless : Having a wisdom tooth pulled is sometimes necessary. Before extraction, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you are anxious, your dentist may use IV sedation that will prevent pain completely and make you sleep through the procedure. Anesthesia is the key. Good luck.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
No: No. With proper local anesthesia, should be painless. With patient anxiety, IV sedation or general anesthesia is available. Make sure you see the wisdom tooth expert - oral surgeon - for exam/recommendations.
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
No: Generally any pain with extraction is when patient delays the treatment until there is full blown infection. In these cases local anesthesia fails to achieve complete numbness. Do not wait to have your wisdom teeth extracted if needs to be done.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Could wisdom tooth extraction hurt a lot?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 10 years experience
Depends: If you have the health to have general anesthesia, you will awaken to have the teeth gone and the healing should be the only source of discomfort. Discuss with your doctor prior to the procedure.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Help! my tooth hurts after wisdom tooth extraction?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Extraction pain: The dentist who removed your wisdom teeth is the one to discuss and prescribe pain medication with you. Call that office.
A male asked:

Is a wisdom tooth extraction required?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes wisdom teeth are removed because they are causing problems. Sometimes they are removed because of high potential for problems in the future. Sometimes they can erupt into functional cleanable positions and require no treatment. Sometimes problem potential is borderline and requires active observation. See a wisdom tooth specialist, an Oral Surgeon, for most informed opinion.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How much do tooth extraction hurt?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Zero: Local anesthetics are given to numb the area completely and therefore you should not feel anything for the procedure. Nitrous Oxide\Oxygen or IV sedation is also available for the very anxious patient. Some soreness afterwards is to be expected which can be handled with an appropriate OTC or prescription pain medication.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are some problems after wisdom tooth extraction?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not many: As far as healing goes if you follow all of the pre and post operative instructions. My patients have little if any swelling or post operative pain and I do 99% of them under local only. Most have them removed on a thurs and are back in the world on monday. If your case is more complex with the nerve being involved other issue may arise however if it is straight forward the above applies.

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